Four on the market in Sandymount
A selection of four properties currently available to buy in sought-after Sandymount.
40 Gilford Park
€1.25m Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge, (01) 269 8888
This classic 1930s-era semi, with a half-brick façade and bow windows, has been carefully maintained and extended to 1,625 sq ft with the addition of a large kitchen and dining room at the back, where there's a wall of windows overlooking the garden. There are two reception rooms - a drawing room and a living room - linked by sliding doors, as well as a study, and a utility room and shower room in the former garage. The four bedrooms are upstairs. There's a front driveway and back garden with patio, lawn and shrubs.
24 Merrion Strand
€850k Janet Carroll, (087) 400 2020
There's a clear view of Dublin Bay from this property, and a first-floor living room makes the most of it. Built in 1990, it was recently refurbished and offers 1,625 sq ft of floor space on three storeys. The ground floor has a kitchen and separate dining room, with sliding doors to a conservatory leading to the paved back garden. On the first-floor is the living room, bathroom and one bedroom. Two more bedrooms, one en-suite, are on the second floor. Merrion Strand is a gated estate with a €650 annual management fee.
26 Havelock Square
€575k DNG Central, (01) 679 4088
This pleasant 19th century square is surrounded by quaint, split-level Victorian houses, and now rather dwarfed by the Aviva stadium. If you were ensconced in Number 26 by next June, you could hear Rihanna's concert from your garden. The 893 sq ft property is well cared for but needs some modernising. It has two first floor bedrooms, both with original fireplaces. Downstairs are two reception rooms, also with fireplaces, and a study, a kitchenette and separate breakfast room with a bathroom off it.
28 Bath Avenue
€495k Lisney Leeson Street, (01) 662 4511
There should never be a temptation to drink and drive home to 28 Bath Avenue, because it adjoins The Bath pub. For the same reason, you need never be stuck for a margherita pizza or a margarita cocktail. Extended to 1,474 sq ft, this house has three bedrooms upstairs, one en-suite. On the ground floor are two reception rooms, but one has been converted to a bedroom with a shower room. At the back of the house is a breakfast room and galley kitchen. There's a neat lawned front garden, and a paved back yard.